Burrito Station

1358 Main St
Crete, 60417
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Awesome service, generous portions, delicious food & great prices!!! Had the steak & chicken tacos with hot sauce & a side of guacamole. Great menu variety, fresh food and quality ingredients! Go there now!!!
Excellent Mexican food with reasonable prices. The entrance to this small hidden gem is through a tavern.
Gleefully, I have dubbed this place "Crete Tacos". Wonderfully, authentic food in this small little counter inside the town bar. See, this is why I YELP. To spread the good word on these mom and pop joints that you wouldn't normally have heard of. For a TINY little counter, they have a wonderful array of items to get your Mexican fix. The grill is about 4X4, and the whole business is about 6X6 long. Yes, I'm not joking! Great guacamole, even better tacos. I get a 3 taco dinner with 2 steak, one chicken. Their beef tacos are delicious, and the enchiladas are family favorite, although I'm not into enchiladas, but I hear they are ooey, gooey. One feat is no horchata available, but I can't really hold them to it, because this place can barely house their grill and a their cash register. Don't go to the local Taco Bell, this place deserves some large respect!

(708) 672-4900

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Chuck’s Place

1358 Main St
Crete, 60417
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Chuck's is a strange place. Part pool hall, part Mexican restaurant, part bro-bar, and part normal pub. Something for everyone! I like the normal pub part. Quick service, a fully-stocked bar, and a good selection of craft beer. There's plenty of room at the highboy tables for you and your friends to chill and take in the atmosphere. Last time I was there, a cop was guarding the Mexican restaurant as if he expected something to go down. I didn't see anything happen, but I was only there for one drink. Drinkers in Crete seem to divide between younger and older; Chuck's hosts the former and Jason's the latter. If you're in the younger group, check out Chuck's.
We went to Chucks in a party bus with a bunch of friends. We had a great time there! We played pool and danced a lot. The bartenders were friendly and the drinks were tasty. They have a place in the back that serves some good Mexican food. We really needed some food to soak up all the liquor. We will definitely go back soon for both the bar and the food.

(708) 672-9449

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Tia Maria Authentic Mexican Restaurant

1375 Benton St
Crete, 60417
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If you live in Crete, then you know the scarcity of really good food options in town. I was a bit skeptical at first as to the authenticity of the food but I was very pleasantly surprised. I had a gordita stuffed with grilled poblano peppers, grilled onions, refried beans, cheese and sour cream. I also tried a chicken taco that came with cilantro and onions, the way authentic tacos are supposed to be, not with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese like you find at most restaurants. Both were very good, not greasy at all, and definitely authentic. I was also brought a cup of veggie soup and it was delicious. It reminded me of my mom's caldo de pollo. The owner is also very nice. I had the chance to chat with him. It seems they set up a taco stand every year at the Crete Market on Main and Exchange during May-October, and they now have a permanent spot to sell their delicious food. If you live in Crete or near the area, I encourage you to try this place out. It's right in front of the Crete police station. The prices are great, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. You won't be dissapointed.
I was a little worried when we placed our takeout order and a good 15 minutes or so went by when we received our food, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was still hot when we got home (we only live about a half of a mile away) and it was definitely good. We both had the Enchiladas DF (enchiladas verdes), with chicken, and they asked if we wanted them hot/spicy...of COURSE we want them hot. One bite in and my mouth was burning a bit. Totally worth it. While we were waiting for our order, we saw someone bring a burrito the size of a small child to someone in the dining room. It actually made me reconsider my order. As nice as Crete is, the food choices are kind of lacking. I'm so happy there's a decent restaurant within walking distance of our house now.
.SALT,SALT,SALT..VERY BLAND AND FLAVORLESS..if u live in crete,do urself the favor and drive to the heights.the chkn was was overcooked and had no taste..was taken back to see i was given store bought chips,NO SELF RESPECTING MEXICAN would serve that,and the blandest salsa ive ever had...might b ok if more tasting was done by anyone

(708) 279-7573

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Northwoods Saloon

968 E Steger Rd
Crete, 60417
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If as a child you ever vacationed in the Wisconsin Northwoods, you will remember eating at supper clubs or old shanty restaurants, Northwoods will take you back in time to your youth. The old shanty feel is alive and well here. Also the food should take you back to the good ol days. Try the Chicken Minocqua or the Lumberjack Steak sandwich, the Pot Roast sandwich is really good too. And if you get fries, get the waffle fries and a side of Northwoods sauce to dip in, JUST TRUST ME. If you get a meal the Garlic Chicken is amazing and the Watersmeet loaf is too. Get the mashed potatoes with the brown gravy. Just trust me again, have I ever steered you wrong? And NEVER, EVER pass up the fried walleye. Dont forget to try the garlic chive dressing on your salad, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I'm a big dude with a healthy appetite and I've never gone away hungry.
We stopped on our way back from Indiana, and a friend recommended the Northwoods, so we figured we would stop for dinner. What a pleasant surprise, our server Sandy M is related to the owners, and she was great, the food was great, all the people there were really nice. We come back close to there quite a bit, now we have a great place to stop.
I came to Northwoods with a buddy for lunch. We just wanted to grab a couple burgers and beers. Diane, our server, was great. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The food was good and the beer was reasonably priced. Will be back with the family to try some specials.

(708) 672-1167

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Aurelio’s Pizza

1372 Main St
Crete, 60417
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Food was terrible. Had the Chicken Alfredo and the Alfredo was like water and they gave me a full piece of burnt chicken that tasted like rubber. Even the salad dressing was off. I will NEVER be coming back here.
Horrible!! I ordered two pizzas on Super Sunday, got them home and they had black bumbles( burnt ) in them. I called the manager, HE DID NOT CARE!! Claims he was busy due to the game and he will talk to the kitchen staff. Like I care, what about the garbage I ordered for my party! Needless to say, I will not order another pizza from there again!! The Aurelio's in Beecher, IL. sold garbage because they didn't care and went out of business!! I have over 20 plus family members that live in the area and all of them are at my home witnessing and tasting this mess!!!!
Best pizza i ever had in Chicago. My friend told me about it in michigan for the last10 years. Finally tried it today. Great crust, super sauce. Exceeded expectations.

(708) 672-4000

Pizza

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Old Town Tap

475 W Burville Rd
Crete, 60417
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(708) 672-9616

Restaurants

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Smokey Jo’s Real Pit Bbq & Old Town Tap

475 W Burville Rd
Crete, 60417
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I've never had a bad meal here. These other reviews trashing this place are really harsh. I have tried everything from the burgers to nacho platter. The bbq pork and beef is amazing . The fries are meh but seem homemade. Cole slaw is delish. It's a little pricy for the area but they offer daily specials and don't quote me but taco tuesday I believe. I think all Mexican food is like half off from the nachos to taco dinner etc. I'm a frequent flyer here and I love it. Support your local businesses. Dont trash it people . Would you rather it be another boarded up building on main street?
Wow! After reading other reviews I feel I would just be piling on at this point...so here goes. lol The brunette bartender/waitress this afternoon was as terrible as the food and prices! I've never stiffed a waitress before on her tip, but I sure did consider it here (but didn't). You know, some of the best food can be found in bars, but such isn't the case here! When I go to a new restaurant I have some dishes that I measure restaurants by. For instance, if I'm going to try out a Mexican restaurant for the first time I will order the taco dinner. Why? Because that's a 'basic' Mexican dish! And if one of their basic dishes is going to be bad, why would I trust them preparing anything beyond the basics!? That being said, in a bar with 'corned beef sandwich' on the menu, that is the dish I test with. And here it was an utter FAILURE! Let's forget about how loooong it took for a basic sandwich When the corned beef sandwich DID come, while flavorful, it was hard to chew and fatty. I thought I was eating some dog's rawhide! Hell, maybe I WAS! The accompanying fries were terrible with the grease needing to have been changed. And price to portion comparison was bad. I have eaten here a few other times with different food items but always with the same result...bad service and bad food! The owners have remodeled the place with an outdoor area as well. Looks great! But what difference does it make how nice the place is when the food and service atrocious!? It's like putting lace on a bowling ball! Maybe more time should've been spent on the food basics instead of the cosmetics of the building. Now if you want a bar that's doing it right on all levels, head on down the street for about 1 minute and check out 'Throw Back Bar & Grill'. Excellent food AND service with a newly expanded menu! I kid you not, try it and compare. It's the difference between night and day! Lastly, here's another red flag to pass this place by. First name was known as 'Old Town Tap. It was an established name in the area. Next, apparently ego became a factor and it was called 'Jim's Old Town Tap' (which is what it STILL says on the receipt) and NOW it's called 'Smokey Jo's Real Pit Bbq & Old Town Tap' HUH!? Yeah, that just rolls off your tongue, don't it!? More like somebody was rollin' a big fatty! Peace
The improvement at Smokey Joe's is AMAZING!!! I thought the quality was good in the past, but after tonights meal? To say they nailed it would be an understatement. The food was unbelievable, I'm loving the new slaw recipe. You had 14 very happy coustomers tonight. Knocked it out of the park! The jam night was good too.

(708) 672-3383

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Balmoral Racing Club

26435 S Dixie Hwy
Crete, 60417
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(708) 672-1414

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Mini’s Kitchen

1403 Main St
Crete, 60417
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(708) 672-6366

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Sharon’s Custom Designed Cakes

1334 Benton St
Crete, 60417
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(708) 672-6722

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